Muscat: A review of the efforts of the National University of Science and Technology to develop long-distance learning.
A statement issued online by the State Council said: "On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, the State Council Education and Research Committee hosted Sheikh Salim Saeed Hamed Al Fannah Al Araimi, Chancellor of the National University of Science and Technology, and a number of university officials, within the framework of the committee’s study on the reality of technology-based policies and legislation for long distance learning based on technology and ways to develop it in the Sultanate."
The committee discussed during its thirteenth meeting of the second annual session of the seventh period, headed by the Honorable Mohammed bin Hamdan Al Toobi, Chairman of the Committee, and in the presence of the honored members of the Committee, with the Chancellor of the National University of Science and Technology, and the university’s officials, topics related to learning, including, policies and legislation regulating distance learning at the university, And reviewing its experiences when applying them to education, in addition to reviewing regional and international experiences of education in this field.
The committee also reviewed, during the meeting, the extent of the university's infrastructure readiness to implement distance learning, the most prominent challenges in this field, the proposed solutions, and the proposed legislation to be developed in this aspect, in addition to reviewing proposals and visions that would develop distance learning in the Sultanate.
The delegation of the National University of Science and Technology included: Dr. Ali Saud Al Bimani, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al-Baloushi, Dr. Ahmed Hassan Al Bulushi, Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Khaled bin Ahmad Al Bulushi, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Saleh bin Muhammad Al Khusaibi Saleh, the University's Health Adviser.
The statement added that it is noteworthy that the study that the committee is reviewing aims to identify remote and technology-based education, its importance, effects, identify the challenges it faces, create the necessary legislation to implement it in line with the best international practices, and propose policies that ensure its effectiveness and future sustainability.